This screenshot of the live Facebook chat with Carers Manchester shows Will (Carers Manchester) and Cath (MPCF) at the top, with the comments section at the bottom mentioning the SEND Local Offer, Mobilise support group and info about Carers Manchester's Contact Point.

Screenshot of my chat with Carers Manchester

Yesterday, I had a Zoom chat with Will from Carers Manchester, where I talked about how the lockdown affected my family, what it meant for me as a carer and the positives that it brought to us, even through the difficulties. I shared our journey with Helaina’s Costello syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects many parts of the body, and how it inspired us to form Costello Kids. I also talked about my involvement with the forum and how other parents & carers can get involved.

If you missed it, you can still watch the video on Facebook:

Many thanks to Carers Manchester for the opportunity to speak about the caring role. If you’re a carer living in Manchester, remember that you’re not alone. There is plenty of support for you out there.

For more info about Carers Manchester, please visit